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" It's good to be in a role when you can learn something new. "
" Occasionally, if I'm in a rut, I find changing location helps. "
" The idea of having no responsibilities except general edification seems like such a luxury now. When I had it, all I wanted to do was hack around on the Web. Now the vast majority of my hours are hacking around on the Web. "
" WordPress, it's a complex tool; it's like the back of a digital SLR... but that doesn't work on a phone. "
" One of my favorite programs that we didn't make is Rescue Time. It runs in the corner of my computer and tracks how much time I spend on different things. I realized that even though I was doing e-mail only a couple of minutes at a time, it was adding up to a couple of hours a day. So I'm trying to reduce that. "
" Technology is best when it brings people together. "
" In my home office, I have two large, 30-inch computer monitors - a Mac and a PC. They share the same mouse and keyboard, so I can type or copy and paste between them. I'll typically do Web stuff on the Mac and e-mail and chat stuff on the PC. "
" When there's no one you can point to, or when something goes wrong, it's your fault - that level of responsibility and accountability is pretty interesting. "
" No matter what I do, I always come home to my blog. "
" I don't have big ideas. I sometimes have small ideas, which seem to work out. "
" If you were building a real-time game like one of Zynga's games, the WordPress model wouldn't work well for that. "
" I learned a ton of things during my time in CNET. "
" Why are so many companies stuck in this factory model of working? "
" The Google Voice service is a lifesaver for me. My actual phone number changes a lot, so having a canonical Google Voice number that doesn't change - it's actually my same number from high school - is indispensable. "
" As the web becomes more and more of a part of our every day lives, it would be a horrible tragedy if it was locked up inside of companies and proprietary software. "
" The rise of broadband and growing ubiquity of Internet access excites me the most. The world changes a lot when, no matter where you are - in the middle of a deserted highway or in a bustling city - you can get high speed broadband access. "
" The mobile world is very closed and proprietary just by definition. "
" I'm really good at making software for publishing. "
" Much of the lifeblood of blogs is search engines - more than half the traffic for most blogs. "
" The relationship between WordPress and Tumblr has always been pretty friendly: Tumblr's own blog used to be on WP, WordPress.com supports Tumblr as a Publicize option alongside Twitter and Facebook, our Akismet team sends them daily emails of splogs on the service, and there's healthy import and export traffic both ways. "
" Historically, WordPress has been purely focused on the writing side. However, we're thinking about mobile completely differently, and I think there's a big opportunity to take the community of creators that loves WordPress and deliver an audience to the amazing things they're making. "
" Basically, if you believe in Moore's Law, and you believe that hosting is going to become more and more commoditized over time, not being a host is a good idea. "
" It's good to work for someone else. Because then you appreciate it more when you are an entrepreneur. "
" Longreads embodies a lot of what we really value with Automattic and WordPress. "
" The biggest mistake we made at WordPress.com in term of infrastructure was buying servers. "
" The center of gravity for an organization should be as close to what they make as possible. If you make cars, you need people in the factory. If you breed horses, be in the stable. If you make the Internet, live on the Internet, and use all the freedom and power it gives you. "
" Whenever there's a new form of media, we always think it's going to replace the old thing, and it never does. We still have radio, however long after TV was introduced. "
" Twitter is the ultimate service for the mobile age - its simplification and constraint of the publishing medium to 140 characters is perfectly complementary to a mobile experience. People still need longer stuff, but they see the headline on Twitter or Facebook. "
" Simperium seems like a genuine utility for our own apps, and for other people as a service. And Simplenote, as a product, I love, and it's just darn handy. "
" If you still use 'admin' as a username on your blog, change it. "
" Love is great, but not as a password. "